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LCD screen goes plain grey

The flip-out LCD screen, which normally shows as blue if tape not playing, is showing as light grey but with no other indications at all. The screen which normally shows the mode, tape details etc, shows nothing at all, just plain grey. If the screen is "wiggled" from side to side or pushed towards the body of the cam, the normal picture returns intermittently. Any ideas please?

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Re: LCD screen goes plain grey

I think it's the case of damaged flexible cable to the lcd screen from the camera. a replacement will do the job

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